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Education and Outreach

The ESER team is committed to furthering education outreach relating to the environmental surveillance and wildlife use at the INL.

The ESER Educational Outreach program's mission is to:

  • Increase public awareness of the INL Offsite Environmental Surveillance Program and ESER ecological and radioecological research.
  • Increase public understanding of surveillance and research results.
  • Provide an education resource for local schools

Teacher Workshop 2019

Education Links

  • Classroom or Group Presentations: ESER staff members are available for presentations to groups and classrooms in southeastern Idaho. Presentations are adapted to grade-level and are free of charge. Presentations are limited to two per class per year due to increased demand.
  • Teacher Resources: Lesson plans and activities presented in the Rocky Mountain Adventure teacher workshops, iSTEM classes, and other outreach opportunities.
  • Plants and Animals of the INL Site's Sagebrush Steppe (activity book)
  • Teacher's Workshops: Museum of Idaho workshops | Idaho Falls Zoo workshops
  • Summer Science Camp: Naturalist Camp in a Box (Museum of Idaho)
  • Ask a Scientist - The ESER Program in partnership with the Post Register Newspaper in Education Program creates a weekly column for the Post Register called Ask a Scientist. The program began in 2007 and is sponsored by the ESER Program, Veolia Nuclear Solutions, Post Register, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and the Museum of Idaho. The column calls on the experience and knowledge of a panel of about 60 scientists representing businesses, organizations, and agencies in southeastern Idaho to answer questions from local students and adults. The column features a question from students or adults in the community and an answer to the question by a featured scientist. The column also provides an in-depth article related to the question and an activity to reinforce the subject matter so that the column may be used in the classroom.

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